January 22, 2017

CHUNKY KNITS

WEARING: THPSHOP Knit, Coach Sweater, APC Half Moon Bag, Dior Sunglasses & Spanx Faux Leather Leggings.

Whenever I talk about starting afresh, going back to basics, I always end up in black jeans, tees, leather jackets, and sneakers or black boots. Some may find it boring, not me. I’ve come to realize you should always dress for yourself and do whatever makes you feel confident.
Now and then you can mix things up, choose something that will pop against your all black outfit; this is where shades of different colours or textures come in to play. Here I am experimenting with new silhouettes, mixing colours, textures & layering to survive the cold weather. Thanks to this chunky knit by THPShop I can stay warm & stylish at the same time.
Photos by Jeff Nicholls

January 08, 2017

BRIGHT WHITES


WEARING: Zara Sweater, C/MEO Skirt, Aska booties, Quay Australia Sunnies & Prada Saffiano Leather Bag.

I've started 2017 in a positive manner, I used this past week to break some old habits; my goal is to allow growth and to be a better version of myself. Needless to say, this wasn't easy but I am committed to breaking these habits, one at a time. I stand by the mantra "mind over matter", using willpower to do things you may not think you're capable of.

Here is a rare occasion of me braving the cold without a jacket, to show this double dose of femininity & texture. In fashion whether you're you are a maximalist or a minimalist, my tip to you is to build your outfit around one striking element. An accessory, a colour, a cut or material - you can have more than one element but keep in mind that "less is more" and more is actually more.

My striking element here is colour. I wanted to start the year with bright whites, white is the epitome of Summer but it works in Winter too. The entire outfit is feminine which is a divergence from my usual - surprising but nice. My 2017 is all about breaking habits and trying new things. I hope you all had a fantastic first week of the new year!

Photos by Jeff Nicholls

January 02, 2017

2016 RETROSPECTIVE


2016, was a year full of: ups, downs and surprises. I made a roundup of all my favourite outfits this past year and hopefully you like them too. In 2016, I invested only in pieces that are timeless, clean, and still make a statement. I mostly shop from independent designers & boutiques; seriously, I think I did a hell of a good job supporting others like myself.

I know I didn't blog or instagram as much as I normally do, I was working on a new collection that will come out soon! I had to refocus some of my energy, and I will do my best to blog more often, have different & interesting content other than just outfits. Nothing like challenging oneself to be and do better.

I hope you all had a great time during the holiday season and that you are ready for 2017. Wishing you all a Happy New Year and let's keep the energy high throughout the year! xx

November 11, 2016

HOW TO MIX STRIPES & PRINTS

WEARING: Mango Coat, Acne Pants, Adidas Sneakers, Galisfly Rings & MalibuCali Alfie Bag.

It doesn’t take a fashion expert to master the art of mixing and matching. Once you learn a few simple tricks of the trade, you’ll be pairing patterns like any blogger in no time. It’s easier than it looks. Once you have these easy tips down, don't be afraid to mix and match patterns. Some of the best combinations happen when you least expect.

1. Use the Law of Attraction:

Graphic prints always play well together. Stripes need not be worn exclusively in one direction. So forget everything you've been told and get creative. In my case I worn vertical stripes with a graphic print on my sweater. The simpler and more graphic the prints, the easir they are to mix, the same print in different sizes will pair well together regardless of colour scheme.

2. Break Up The Look With Solids:

You can go for matching the palette and not the pattern.  You can layer in some solid-colored clothes and accessories to make the mitch and match seem less loud. If the colours look good together, more often than not the patterns will too. Here I paired black, navy and off white together to keep my outfit somewhat subdue but still playing with the stripes and geometric print.

3. Have fun:

If print on print and colours are your gem, go for it, have fun. Mix stripes, flower and geometric prints, because the best thing in life is breaking rules. Do you! Let me know in the comments how you mix and match stripes and prints, I would love to hear it.

Photo by Carmin Edwards

November 03, 2016

PARIS IN ISABEL MARANT JACKET

WEARING: Isabel Marant Jacket, Melissa Araujo LS Top, Diesel Jeans (DIY Holes), Aska Troy Bootie, Celine Sunglasses and Fendi 2jour Bag

While in Paris I visited some showrooms and saw the new SS17 collections up close. The brands that impressed me the most were Beth Richards Swimwear (from Canada), Azede Jean Pierre (from the US) and Filles a Papa (from Belgium) because of their beautiful craftsmanship and originality. I highly recommend that you check their work and designs over Instagram. I want to give a shout out to the designers from each brand who just happen to be cool and empowered females.

As my friend Natasha and I were walking over the famous Alexander III Pont, we decided to take a few photos before going to our next showroom appointment. I was feeling bad ass while wearing this cool Isabel Marant jacket, paired with my fav ripped jeans and Celine glasses. Let's just say sometimes an outfit can make your day and give you extra confidence! This one certainly did that for me.

Photo by Natasha Ndlovu

October 27, 2016

BEHIND THE SCENES


Yasss! The launch date for the new collection is approaching fast, I am so excited to share these behind the scenes snaps with you. I love them because they show the hard work and the fun we had shooting the campaign, and all the styles. The new collection will be sleek, minimal and available in all black. I can't wait to share it with you soon!!

Our photographer was my friend, and the ever talented M'c Kenneth, more known for his own fashion blog Little Fashionisto. He is also re-branding and re-designing my website (so many exciting things coming!). Our model Courtney was fantastic; strong in every shot and so pleasant to work with. We have now become good friends and I have had a girl-crush on her ever since. MUA were done by the amazing Ros Ng, who executed her work to perfection and we loved the results! The assistant photographer was Carmin Edwards, who on top of assisting took these beautiful behind the scenes shots. Last but not least my close friend Terry who literally assisted me with all things in between. I am so very thankful for them, and for sharing their talents, time and hard work with me. I hope you love the new collection as much as I do, coming out the second week of November. Cheers!

October 20, 2016

PARIS FASHION WEEK SS17 PART I

WEARING: Anna Quan Anne Shirt (Blue Trim), American Apparel Leather Skirt & Nike Force 1 Sneakers.

The trend of exaggerated and longer sleeves is not going anywhere anytime soon. It was present in a lot of the shows that I attended and in the new pieces for SS17 on display in the showrooms. So I choose this classic French cuff shirt by Anna Quan you have the option to have it monogramed, I choose not to, wanted to keep it cleaner.  Photos by Natasha Ndlovu.

Now here are some snaps of Paris Fashion Week from my iPhone, my highlight was seeing independent & emerging designers kill it alongside all the big and well known brands. Below is the Masha Ma show that I had the privilege of attending, my two favourite looks both happened to be power (yet fun) suits! The show was located in a cool-raw concrete building close to the Eiffel Tower, the music was loud and the models were drop-dead gorgeous.
Next is the Wanda Nylon show; the location was an empty warehouse by the water. The clothes were sexy and fun, the lights were dimmed. I especially loved the earrings at this show. I am so very humbled by the opportunity and experience of attending the shows and being able to go to the showrooms. I am feeling really inspired for my own brand and designs; dreams and goals are good, let us chase them!